DOT selects stimulus projects

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia has selected the first batch of
transportation projects for funding through the federal stimulus
package.

The state Transportation Board on Thursday approved 135 separate
projects valued at more than $512 million.

Georgia is expected to use $932 million in stimulus funds for road, bridge and other infrastructure projects.

Contracts will be awarded beginning in April with work expected
to start in June.

The projects will be funded completely by the federal government. No state or local matching funds are required.

The stimulus money is designed to jump start the economy by putting
people to work.


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